5 Christian Wedding traditions that you should include in your wedding.
These traditions celebrate your marriage and shared faith, which is an important element of your relationship. I love seeing couples make a commitment to one another in front of their loved ones, friends, and God. After all, what a blessing to find one another!
1. The White Wedding dress
There are various types of wedding dresses – style, color and more! When it comes to Christian wedding traditions, most brides tend to pick a pure white or cream. The white dress is a symbol for purity. Revelation 19:6-8 states “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.”
2. Father Giving Away the Bride
The wedding tradition of the father giving away the bride goes back deeper to the Jewish roots of Christianity. The giving away of the bride represents the father’s approval of the groom, endorsing the bride’s choice of a husband.
3. The Reading of Bible Verses and Prayer
The scriptures that are shared often emphasize the importance of love, marriage and bringing people together. One of the common verses would be 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, which reads, “Love is patient, love is kind…” This chapter of scripture about marriage exemplifies what a husband and a wife should look like and what they should strive for in their marriage. Marriage needs sacrifice and mutual compromise; it is not about self-interest.
4. Cutting and Feeding of Cake
The cutting of the cake is another symbol of “cutting the covenant”. When the bride and groom share parts of the cake, it symbolizes their commitment to one another and their intention to take care of one another as one flesh.
5. Lighting a Candle
The candles are lit and joined together as a physical representation of their steadfast love and the union of the two families coming together.
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